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View from the Top: The Role of Today’s Women Leaders

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Presented by Sharon Warburton, Non-Executive Director

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View from the Top Seminar Series

Tuesday 26 April 2016
5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Curtin Graduate School of Business, 78 Murray Street, Perth
Curtin Graduate School of Business

The Curtin Graduate School of Business invites you to the View from the Top Seminar Series event – “The Role of Today’s Women Leaders”, presented by Sharon Warburton, Non-Executive Director.

In this seminar, Sharon will present her insights into the multiple hats that today’s women leaders need to wear to help accelerate the rate of growth of female senior executives and board members.  Sharon will also discuss what she is doing to help “fill the pool”.

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About Sharon Warburton

Sharon Warburton has predominantly operated within the construction and mining sectors throughout her 25-plus year career.  She was the 2014 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year, the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Mentor of the Year, and a 2015 Finalist for the Westpac AFR 100 Women of Influence.

Sharon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG Perth and shortly after joined Hamersley Iron.  Following a number of years in taxation and accounting roles she was seconded to Rio Tinto’s London Head Office.

Sharon joined the Multiplex Group at the time of its listing in early 2004.  She was directly involved in the project management of the Brookfield takeover of Multiplex as well as the subsequent integration of Brookfield Multiplex.

In 2008, Sharon relocated to Abu Dhabi in the UAE where for two years she worked on a broad range of projects, including Yas Island for Aldar Properties PJSC.

Sharon rejoined the Brookfield Multiplex Perth office in early 2011.  Her current national role focusses on strategic business development, corporate planning and operational effectiveness ensuring the cross fertilisation of ideas, knowledge transfer, sharing of best practice between regions and overseeing the finance function.

Sharon joined the board of FMG in 2013 as a Non-Executive Director.  She now chairs the FMG Remuneration and Nominations Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

She is a Non-Executive Director for Western Power and Wellard Limited as well as a Director of the fund raising NFP for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth.  She is also an Advisory Board Member for the Curtin Business School Asia Business Centre.

Sharon champions flexibility, diversity and work life balance and places a high priority on sharing her own experiences. Sharon also mentors many through her digital mentoring platform